March Composite Rankings – Third Base

Our staff composite rankings are back! Today we double up with third base earlier and later on, the outfield.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league. If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable. If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings

March Third Base Rankings
NAME Paul S Mike Jeff Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Nolan Arenado 1 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 0
2 Freddie Freeman 3 2 3 3 2.8 3.0 1
3 Kris Bryant 2 6 4 2 3.5 3.0 4
4 Jose Ramirez 4 4 2 5 3.8 4.0 3
5 Manny Machado 5 3 5 4 4.3 4.5 2
6 Josh Donaldson 6 5 7 6 6.0 6.0 2
7 Alex Bregman 7 7 6 7 6.8 7.0 1
8 Anthony Rendon 8 10 9 8 8.8 8.5 2
9 Justin Turner 9 9 8 10 9.0 9.0 2
10 Travis Shaw 10 14 19 9 13.0 12.0 10
11 Mike Moustakas 14 13 14 11 13.0 13.5 3
12 Nicholas Castellanos 12 11 10 19 13.0 11.5 9
13 Adrian Beltre 11 18 11 14 13.5 12.5 7
14 Rafael Devers 15 17 12 12 14.0 13.5 5
15 Joey Gallo 16 8 22 17 15.8 16.5 14
16 Kyle Seager 17 16 16 16 16.3 16.0 1
17 Matt Carpenter 20 15 18 13 16.5 16.5 7
18 Miguel Sano 21 12 15 20 17.0 17.5 9
19 Jake Lamb 19 21 25 15 20.0 20.0 10
20 Eduardo Nunez 13 29 17 22 20.3 19.5 16
21 Eugenio Suarez 18 20 20 23 20.3 20.0 5
22 Evan Longoria 22 22 21 24 22.3 22.0 3
23 Yulieski Gurriel 28 26 13 30 24.3 27.0 17
24 Marwin Gonzalez 23 31 26 18 24.5 24.5 13
25 Todd Frazier 25 19 31 25 25.0 25.0 12
26 Scooter Gennett 24 25 24 29 25.5 24.5 5
27 Josh Harrison 26 27 23 27 25.8 26.5 4
28 Maikel Franco 29 23 27 31 27.5 28.0 8
29 Matt Chapman 30 28 32 21 27.8 29.0 11
30 Ryon Healy 33 34 30 33 32.5 33.0 4
31 Jedd Gyorko 32 32 29 38 32.8 32.0 9
32 Asdrubal Cabrera 31 24 28 49 33.0 29.5 25
33 Hernan Perez 37 33 34 34 34.5 34.0 4
34 Yangervis Solarte 34 41 36 28 34.8 35.0 13
35 Jeimer Candelario 35 38 33 36 35.5 35.5 5
36 Chase Headley 40 40 37 37 38.5 38.5 3
37 Logan Forsythe 41 46 44 26 39.3 42.5 20
38 Wilmer Flores 36 48 35 39 39.5 37.5 13
39 J.P. Crawford 44 45 41 35 41.3 42.5 10
40 Cory Spangenberg 45 52 38 32 41.8 41.5 20
41 Matt Davidson 43 30 46 48 41.8 44.5 18
42 Jose Reyes 27 55 43 44 42.3 43.5 28
43 Derek Dietrich 42 35 46 46 42.3 44.0 11
44 Martin Prado 38 36 46 49 42.3 42.0 13
45 Luis Valbuena 39 37 46 49 42.8 42.5 12



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Trey Baughn
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Talent really seems to flatten out once you get past J. Turner. To have ten players between Shaw and Lamb (seem very similar) makes this one of the deepest positions this year. The veterans (Beltre, Seager) looks like bargains. Also really like Suarez this year based on this ranking.

johansantana17
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My three 3B are Beltre, Seager, and Suarez.

Chris
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Chris

Agreed about flat rankings from 10 to almost 20. I would even put Sano and Seager ahead of Shaw, personally. Speaking of Seager, truly Mr Consistent with a split of 1 between high and low man in rankings.

Seems all infielders (not C) are deep positions this year. This might be influenced by multi-position elig as OTMHeartBBC said, but maybe even more so is a reflection of the offensive boom we saw in the game last year.

OTMHeartBBC
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Well a lot of guys in top 25 have multi positions and are better used at shallower positions

and freeman isnt a 3b in ESPN